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Vancouver Ravens defy the Ottawa Rebel

March 8, 2003 - National Lacrosse League (NLL) - Ottawa Rebel News Release

Ottawa – Forward Dan Stroup scored four goals and added three assists to lead the Vancouver Ravens to a 13-10 road victory over the Ottawa Rebel.

The loss was a setback for the Rebel, as they now fall 2.5 games back of the Calgary Roughnecks for the last playoff position.

On the other hand, the win keeps the Ravens’ playoffs aspirations alive, as they tied the Rebel’s regular season record (4-6).

Chris Prat’s goal at 9:17 of the third quarter stood up as the game-winner, and was scored in a busy quarter which saw nine of the game’s 23 goals being tallied.

The fourth quarter was a different story, as both teams seemed to have used up all their offence in the previous quarter. Ottawa could only manage one goal in the fourth as Vancouver hung on to the three-goal victory.

The Rebel loss also denied the franchise its fifth win of the season, a feat the Syracuse Smash/Ottawa Rebel franchise has yet to accomplish.

Ottawa’s Mathew Giles led all Rebel scorers with three goals and two assists.

Vancouver’s goalkeeper Scott Wylie stopped 29 shots for the win, while Ottawa’s Matt Disher stopped 40 in a losing cause.

Attendance at the Civic Centre was 6,267.

Vancouver’s next game is Sunday, Mar. 16 at home against the Colorado Mammoth. Game time is 4 p.m. The Rebel hit the road on Saturday, Mar. 15 for a game against the New Jersey Storm. Game time is 8 p.m. The Rebel’s next home game is Saturday, March 22 at 7 p.m. against the Buffalo Bandits.

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